Lemony Matzoh Ball Soup

After many years and so many versions this is my go-to for fluffy, flavorful matzoh balls with great texture.  Using hot water in the mix and simm...

Bean, Herb, & Noodle Soup

"This hearty soup is wonderful whenever there’s a chill in the air, but it’s customary to eat it for Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration that...

Lemony Chicken Broth

I drink chicken broth every morning and the Persian Lime (limon omani) in Isphahan has a bright, lemony flavor that retains its earthy acidity to m...

Roasted Turkey and Braised Kefte

The bone in turkey breast is simpler to roast and takes up less refrigerator and oven real estate when planning a feast for the family.  Accompanie...

Pomegranate-glazed Roasted Chicken

The distinctive tang of pomegranate powder and limon omani is balanced by the sweetness of dried figs and pomegranate molasses in this take on roas...

Avocado Zhug

I've been regularly making zhug, which you may also know as zahawiq, ever since I first had it with a Yemeni friend more than 20 years ago. In an o...

Salad & Herb Frittata

Frittata is often a way to use up produce that is going bad. I take a different approach here, using sautéed herb and salad greens to build the bas...

Isphahan Curry Puffs

In this recipe I pair our Isphahan blend with tender spring potatoes, fresh peas, and Brinjal Caponata. Wrapped in flaky pastry, these are a perfec...

Smashed Spring Broccoli

I love end-of-season broccoli, it's sweeter, having spent the winter storing sugar. In this recipe I use our Isphahan blend to season blanched whol...

Lazy Scallion Pancakes

Real scallion pancakes are delicious, but a bit labor intensive, so I always end up buying them rather than making them. This version instead uses ...

Preserved Black Grapes

In preparation for a lovely meal, pair the preserved grapes to balance a rich meal of braised dishes or with a beautiful cheese and charcuterie pla...

Black Bass Couscous

This recipe is a real tribute to Persian cuisine. The dried lime peel in the Isphahan N.1 spice blend has an intense, sweet-citrusy flavor that en...